OPENING GENERAL SESSION REMARKS: THE NATION'S HIGHWAYS: SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
Federal Highway Administrator, Rober Farris, gives his vision of the future for transportation from vertical take-off aircraft delivering passengers from major urban areas to new rural hubs to supertrains, maglev, and turbine-powered water craft to being transported to his destination by not an automobile, but a commuter unit which moves along an expressway, preprogrammed for its destination and which can be sent back to his home by the mere push of a button. He wants to see the highway death toll decreased, travel costs lowered, operating efficiency improved, and modern highways provided to all communities with populations of 5000 or more. He states that working together on the big issues and not getting side-tracked or bogged down on smaller issues will go a long way toward making future transportation better.
- Selected Committee Meeting Papers presented at the Seventy-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Wichita, Kansas, December 5-6, 1988.
Washington, DC United States 20001
- Farris, R
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pagination: p. 5-8
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Cooperation; Highway transportation; Railroad transportation; Transportation planning; Water transportation
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General); Vehicles and Equipment; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00494687
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM